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Would You Please Pass The Cobalt…an idiot’s guide to the chemistry of steel

May 23rd, 2016 by Mike Meyerhoff

I sat next to the bad kids’ table at lunch in middle school.  One day I overheard one of them describe how their big brother blew up a mail box with some dry-ice and a soda bottle…thus began my fascination with chemistry.  Since then I have spent countless hours toiling over stoichiometric equations, dyed my […]

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A BRIEF HISTORY AND CURRENT DATA ON U.S. OIL AND GAS PIPELINES

October 27th, 2015 by Mike Meyerhoff

A BRIEF HISTORY AND CURRENT DATA ON U.S. OIL AND GAS PIPELINES The first oil pipeline in the United States was built in 1865, following the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania. By the early 1900s, major discoveries had been made in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas and pipelines had become a common method of moving crude […]

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Why Metal Rusts

October 20th, 2015 by Mike Meyerhoff

Don’t let the clever headline fool you, this process is quite simple…and probably rather boring for most.  But, if you’re reading this blog post then metal probably plays a big role in your life and ipso facto so does galvanic corrosion, ferric oxide, Fe2O3, Texas suntan…rust.   Quick Breakdown of the science stuff: Atoms attach […]

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